How Use Desmos Teacher

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Desmos offers every teacher to explore and enjoy their collection of free digital activities for them and their students. The name of the thing offered for the teachers is called Desmos Teacher. As a teacher, you can teach your students with Desmos Classroom easily by following the following guide:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is to choose an activity. To be able to do that, you should visit teacher.desmos.com. When you are there, scroll down to the featured activities. Feel free to choose any activity that you one. Here is the list of the featured collections by Desmos:
  • Conics: There are a total of 7 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Algebra 2 or precalculus students studying conic sections.
  • Distance Learning – Algebra: There are a total of 7 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Algebra students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Algebra 2: There are a total of 5 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Algebra 2 students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Calculus: There are a total of activities 4 in this feature. Each of them is designed for Calculus students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Grade 6: There are a total of 4 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Grade 6 students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Grade 7: There are a total of 5 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Grade 7 students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Grade 8: There are a total of 10 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Grade 8 students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Distance Learning – Precalculus: There are a total of 5 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for Precalculus students. All of them are especially useful in distance learning settings.
  • Elementary Grades: There are a total of 9 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for 3rd to 5th grade classrooms. Besides, they can also be used anywhere where the students would get the advantage from the playful exploration of these ideas.
  • Exponential Functions: There are a total of 9 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for algebra students who are studying exponential relationships.
  • Functions: There are a total of 8 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for any classroom where students are working on the definition of function.
  • Inequalities: There are a total of 5 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for any classroom where students are learning or reviewing the way to represent inequalities algebraically.
  • Intro to the Coordinate Plane: There are a total of 5 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for a wide range or students, starting from upper elementary to middle school and beyond.
  • Linear Functions: There are a total of 10 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for algebra students who are studying linear functions as tables, graphs, and equations.
  • Linear Systems: There are a total of 8 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for algebra classrooms where students are learning to represent and solve systems of two linear equations.
  • Middle School Geometry: There are a total of 9 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for classrooms studying concepts in geometry, including angle relationships, the Pythagorean theorem, area, and volume relationships.
  • Middle School Statistics: There are a total of 10 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for middle school classrooms where students are studying univariate data or bivariate data represented in dot plots, histograms, scatter plots, and so on.
  • Modeling: There are a total of 6 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for students who have worked with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and for those who are ready to use these function types to represent real world phenomena.
  • Quadratic Functions: There are a total of 9 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for algebra students who are studying quadratic functions such as tables, graphs, and equations.
  • Recently Released Activities: There are a total of 12 activities in this feature. Each of them has recently been released for classroom use. The newest ones are located at the top.
  • Starter Screens: There are a total of 7 activities in this feature. Each of them offers starter screens that can be copied and pasted into your activities. All of them are divided here by their different purposes.
  • The Power of Expressions: There are a total of 4 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for middle school students who are studying early ideas of symbolic algebra.
  • Transforming Functions: There are a total of 6 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for algebra or precalculus students who are studying function families and the methods in which the new functions are derived from the existing ones.
  • Transforming Shapes: There are a total of 8 activities in this feature. Each of them is designed for middle school or geometry students who are studying congruence and transformations of geometric figures in the plane.
  1. After choosing an activity, it is time for you to press the Assign button. There are two options to choose from: Assign to Your Classes and Single Session Code. Please choose the first option if you already have your class set up. As for the second option, it is for those who are just getting started.
  2. Once you are done making the code, the next thing that you have to do is to find the activity’s teacher dashboard. You can do it by scrolling down to Activity Sessions and choosing View Dashboard. Feel free to share the invitation link or the 6 letter code to the students to make them join on student.desmos.com.
  3. In the end, you can start teaching the first lesson.

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